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2015 

On the water again off Clearwater Florida. Blue skies, a light breeze out of the west and the sun coming up.   Ronnie has been fishing each and every day except weekends (just too crazy on the weekends) and has been catching snook, redfish and sheephead. Naturally, he has his favorite spots and h...
03/31/2015
Tarpon Springs Florida is having an art show in Craig Park on Spring Bayou today, Sunday March 29, 2015. I attended the show yesterday for a while and it was wonderful! There are so many fantastic local artists, as well as talent from not only all over the country but some international artists a...
03/29/2015
Tarpon Springs Florida's Mermaid on the bayou is indeed something to see! This 6'4" bronze status is located in Craig Park, directly on the beautiful waters of the bayou. The statue has a vase sponge at the mermaid's feet. Called 'Ama of Tarpon Springs', the mermaid statue is part of the Amarylli...
03/28/2015
Pinellas County Florida has a great down payment assistance program that is available not only to first time home buyers but also to anyone who has not owned a home for the last three years. Naturally, it isn't as simple as that. You have to have a good credit score, not perfect but over 640. Inc...
03/27/2015
How many times have you been asked "What is the difference between a pre-qualification letter and a pre-approval?" Here is a basic rule of thumb and why you should always get a pre-approval from a prospective client. A pre-qualification can be obtained anywhere. You tell the loan officer what you...
03/27/2015
The appraisal is taking place this coming Monday and I will be there for my buyers, with comps in hand! I am always amazed at how many buyer's agents do not meet the appraiser and have comps to turn over. While many appraisers don't use the Realtor provided comps, at least I know I did my best to...
03/27/2015
 Fish for dinner - it is a hard life we lead here in Palm Harbor Florida! Imagine being 'forced' to fish for dinner and have fresh fish whenever you wanted it, year round. That is what we have to endure.... Ronnie caught this fine trout and it was dinner yesterday with leftovers tonight. It reall...
03/27/2015
Once the sun comes up, this is going to be a boating day! That means a trip out to the islands that separate St Joseph's Sound from the Gulf of Mexico! These days out on the boat are the best way to relax. I attempt to get one day in each week when the weather permits and time allows. It is a men...
03/24/2015
Pinellas County Florida, like the rest of the state, has taken off in 2015 and the momentum is expected to continue. Inventory is low and we are even seeing bidding wars starting to take place once again on some properties!   Looking at single family homes and comparing February 2015 to February ...
03/24/2015
Did I mention that Spring is here? It arrived a few weeks ago down here in the Palm Harbor Florida area! We are indeed blessed to have such wonderful weather! The only other state that can compare is Hawaii and it is much more expensive to live in that island paradise! By the way, that orchid is ...
03/24/2015
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